In addition to remaining vigilant for new threats and vulnerabilities, don’t lose sight of what’s happening within your own environment. Basic cyber hygiene is perhaps the most neglected element of security today.
Cybercriminals are determined and informed on the latest trends and how to exploit them. Which is why we need to take the time to educate ourselves - and our friends and family – about shopping carefully so we can have a happy, and safe Holiday season.
The holiday shopping season is also a big event for cybercriminals. Fake web sites, intercepting your financial data, charity scams, email phishing attacks, fake shopping sites, texting and SMS scams, and more are all designed to steal you personal and financial information. So, in addition to checking your credit card balances and making out your shopping lists, you also need to take precautions before doing your holiday shopping online. If done right, it can be a safe and convenient way to buy gifts – if you follow a few simple rules.
Your 2017 Safe Holiday Shopping Guide: We will soon be in the throes of the holiday gift-buying season. A whole set of must-have connected devices have hit the stores, from smart accessories and appliances, to game consoles and online games, to web-enabled toys. And we will be buying many of them online, especially on cyber Monday. Are you ready? You are scouting online shopping websites, loading apps that automatically scan sites and compare prices to make sure you are getting the best deal, building your shopping lists, and checking your...